Keto Asian cabbage stir-fry

Keto Asian cabbage stir-fry

This keto stir fry has a telling nickname: crack slaw. Yes, it really is that good! Easy to make. Amazingly tasty. No wonder people find it addicting!

Keto Asian cabbage stir-fry

This keto stir fry has a telling nickname: crack slaw. Yes, it really is that good! Easy to make. Amazingly tasty. No wonder people find it addicting!
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 25 oz. 750 g green cabbage
  • 5 oz. 150 g butter
  • 20 oz. 600 g ground beef
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 2 garlic clovegarlic cloves
  • 3 3 scallion, in slicesscallions, in slices
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp chili flakes
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp fresh ginger, finely chopped or grated
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp sesame oil
Wasabi mayonnaise
  • 1 cup 225 ml mayonnaise
  • ½ - 1 tbsp ½ - 1 tbsp wasabi paste

Instructions

  1. Shred the cabbage finely using a sharp knife or a food processor.
  2. Fry the cabbage in 2–3 ounces (60–90 g) butter in a large frying or wok pan on medium-high heat, but don't let the cabbage turn brown. It takes a while for the cabbage to soften.
  3. Add spices and vinegar. Stir and fry for a couple of minutes more. Put the cabbage in a bowl.
  4. Melt the rest of the butter in the same frying pan. Add garlic, chili flakes and ginger and sauté for a few minutes.
  5. Add ground meat and brown until the meat is thoroughly cooked and most of the juices have evaporated. Lower the heat a little.
  6. Add scallions and cabbage to the meat. Stir until everything is hot. Add salt and pepper to taste, and top with the sesame oil before serving.
  7. Mix together the wasabi mayonnaise by starting with a small amount of wasabi and adding more until the flavor is just right. Serve the stir-fry warm with a dollop of wasabi mayonnaise on top.

Substituting ingredients

Want variety? You can replace the beef with other kinds of protein like ground chicken, pork or lamb. If you have other sorts of cabbage like red cabbage or savoy cabbage, they will work just as fine. If you don't like mayonnaise you can substitute that for crème fraîche, sour cream or even cream cheese.

Storing and reheating

This dish keeps in the fridge for at least 3-4 days. You can also store it in the freezer for up to 4 months. Thawing and reheating can make the cabbage release its liquid so the dish may be a bit more watery compared to freshly cooked. This does not affect the flavor of the dish.

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182 comments

  1. Mary
    I live in Ghana West Africa and I would love to lose weight by following the plan. However most of the recipes are foreign and a bit difficult to consume. Can u help?
  2. Shannon
    I loved this! I added a little more chilli powder and found it quite filling and tasty.
  3. Aditya
    Would it be possible for changing the recipe, replacing the beef with cottage cheese specifically? How would that affect the nutrition component.
  4. Dan
    How about olive or another oil
  5. Els
    Delicious... forgot the sesame oil, but I will use that tomorrow, when I eat this for lunch. Used half-half ground beef-pork, very tasty. The wasabi-mayo is a winner!
  6. MJ
    Loved it- it was like the taste of a kebab. The wasabi mayo was unexpectedly amazing and complemented it perfectly. Yes, it was greasy but so is a kebab.
  7. Ene
    I made to much of this delicious meal. Do you guys think it will be ok if I freeze left over?
  8. Lise
    Delicious🙃, I made 4 portions for the next 4 days, I will alternate is as lunch or dinner... time is the issue
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  10. Kerry
    Made this tonight but added a little curry powder, And added Worcestershire sauce, gave it a little more flavour and zing.
  11. Monica
    Oh, make this for the wasabi mayo - for sure!!!
  12. Val
    How much is 25 oz of cabbage? I’ve never “measured” cabbage before !
    Replies: #163, #170
  13. Jo
    they have the options for US or Metric conversions on the recipe page. 25oz is approximately 3 cups or 750g :)
  14. Robin Breeding
    Is the wasabi mayonnaise necessary? I don’t like mayo and adding wasabi won’t make it better. I wondered if I need this as a fat and what can be substituted?
  15. Bel
    Has anyone frozen this meal.. I’m looking for meals to freeze for quick lunches?
  16. Mary
    Is there anywhere to print out all of the recipes that I need for the week? Or do I need to print them out one by one? Thank you.
  17. Kelly Jones
    I used cream cheese and tobasco sauce as an alternative to mayo and wasabi and OMG it was delightful!
  18. Larisa Chilton
    Delicious!!!! Made it today. Tomorrow i will try is in my almond flour tortillas, and i am ready for two weeks of delicious food.
  19. Agatha
    All I can say is Wow! I was not really expecting this to taste great, but it did. I think I can really do Keto now.
  20. Agatha
    I bought a digital food scale from Amazon that does precise measurements. It's an Etekcity model. Hope this helps
  21. Caroline
    Can you have any alcohol, like vodka soda etc on this first two weeks?
    Reply: #172
  22. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Can you have any alcohol, like vodka soda etc on this first two weeks?

    That is a personal decision, but the longer you can abstain from alcohol, the better your results will be.

  23. Antonio
    OMG I can’t believe how good this is, and even after I only put 1 tablespoon of butter, no salt, and no black pepper in it. It was amazing and I can’t believe it’s actually healthy and Keto friendly. I could eat this all day everyday! If you haven’t tried this your are missing out!! Love love love
  24. Stacey
    Such a simple and filling recipe. I added some zip with a dash or two of cayenne. Will definitely be adding this to my regular list of dishes.
  25. Sanya
    Hi everyone. How much do we need to eat?
    Reply: #177
  26. Kono
    Started keto diet again. Had two surgeries and doctor said he loves the diet but needed me out of ketosis. Made this tonight, I had forgotten how delicious this dish is. Highly recommend this.
  27. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Hi everyone. How much do we need to eat?

    This recipe makes 4 servings.

  28. Mayra
    Can i use turkey sausage instead of these options for the meat ? I need to use this before it ends up going bad
    Reply: #179
  29. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    Mayra, Yes! This is very easily customizable. You can use pretty much any protein you prefer.
  30. Deb
    Are these recipes for one person or 2? It says 4 servings and there’s supposed to be leftover for lunch. I just don’t know if I should cook as it is or double it for my husband and me.
    Reply: #181
  31. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Are these recipes for one person or 2? It says 4 servings and there’s supposed to be leftover for lunch. I just don’t know if I should cook as it is or double it for my husband and me.

    This recipe makes 4 total servings, so it works for 2 people if you want a dinner and a lunch.

  32. Kim
    This is DELICIOUS!!! I would add more scallions next time. I can't believe how filling and satisfying this recipe is!
  33. Louise
    Can I switch the meat for Quorn mince?
    Reply: #185
  34. Melva
    Okay, if it is a total of 4 servings, is that like 1 cup?
    Reply: #186
  35. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Can I switch the meat for Quorn mince?

    The ingredients in Quorn would not be recommended.

  36. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Okay, if it is a total of 4 servings, is that like 1 cup?

    The final volume of the dish is going to vary widely based on how much your ingredients cook down. It may be easier to serve it out into 4 equal portions since this makes 4 servings.

  37. Cindy Gibbons
    I am not familiar with Wasabi. I looked it up and it said, 1) most store bought Wasabi is not really Wasabi, additives and such, and 2) gave recipe for making Wasabi and sugar was the third ingredient. How is that me to?
  38. Cindy Gibbons
    How is that keto?
  39. Urszula
    This one is delicious. I used double portion of ginger, more garlic and chilli flakes and oh my god! Love it <3
  40. b
    Just a very tasty, satisfying dish, with crunch and bulk -- used more garlic than called for.
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